Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate presented the Carrie Chapman Catt Award to Prairie High School today, Wednesday, October 30. The award goes to any school that registered at least 90% of eligible students to vote. Last year Prairie High School registered 93% of eligible students during the 2019-20 school year. A total of 18 Iowa schools registered at least 90% of eligible students to vote.
The Carrie Chapman Catt Award is named after the famous Iowan who was instrumental in securing passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women access to the ballot box 100 years ago.
After the award presentation, Secretary of State Paul Pate visited classes and spoke with students about the process and importance of voting. Today and tomorrow Prairie High School is holding a mock election for students in grades 10-12.